The oil spill from Sanchi which sank off-China has reportedly spread to 101 square kilometres, or roughly the size of Paris.
China's Ministry of Transportation, meanwhile, says they will be deploying underwater remotely operated underwater vehicles (ROVs) to investigate four leaks originating from Sanchi which is now 115 metres under the sea.
It has dedicated two more vessels for oil response operations; the total number of ships involved in the oil control operation is now 13.
Panama-flagged Sanchi reportedly sank in the East China Sea on 14 January, releasing oil into surrounding waters.
The National Iranian Tanker Company-operated Suezmax tanker, which was carrying 136,000 metric tonnes (mt) of condensate to South Korea, caught fire after being involved in a collision with Chinese freight ship CF Crystal on 6 January, 2018.
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Published: 19 January, 2018
Transferred shares of 40 subsidiaries to BVI firm after tribunal awarded claims in favour of Trinity Seatrading; YSPL has also filed a civil complaint against DNV and Liberian ship registry at Nanjing Maritime Court.
ADNOC L&S, Gulf Energy Maritime, Cockett Marine Oil, Mideast/Bahri Ship Management and VPS experts present their views on biofuel bunker hurdles at the VPS Biofuels Seminar in Dubai on 16 March.
‘Bunker barges operate in very local areas so these vessels call at port very often which means it will be a good fit for women with families,’ states Elpi Petraki, President of WISTA International.
“Our Singapore branch is under preparation and is expected to start business at the republic before June 2023,” Managing Director Darcy Wong tells bunkering publication Manifold Times in an interview.
Development to supply B35 biodiesel blend officially takes effect on 1 February; local bunker suppliers will be able to deliver updated spec within March onwards, once current stocks of B30 avails run out.
VPS, Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonisation, Wilhelmsen Ship Management, and INTERTANKO executives offered a multitude of perspectives to 73 attendees during the VPS Biofuels Seminar, reports Manifold Times.